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JoAnn & Dan | Allaire State Park Engagement Session

OOH where do I even start with this one?! I was SO excited to work with JoAnn and Dan; they are seriously my kind of people! They were totally up for anything and so much fun to hang out with during their engagement session at Allaire State Park! JoAnn was a bridesmaid in Lexie and Mickey’s wedding this fall, and it is such a pleasure getting to reconnect for JoAnn’s big day! Dan brought his guitar to the session, which was a really cool, meaningful prop. Keep on scrolling for some incredible golden hour light, perfect fall outfits, and so much sweet love!

These two have such a great story. They got connected through JoAnn’s best friend from college, who grew up with Dan! And their proposal is SO sweet! JoAnn wrote, “Dan proposed at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg NJ. I had received a gift card there for my 30th birthday back in March, and we were finally getting to use it in November (fall is my favorite and their foliage is insane!) I wouldn’t say I was expecting it to happen there but was hoping! I had been there before but it was new for Dan, so he suggested to walk around to see what to do when we got there. He wanted to take a picture, which is not like him (it’s always me asking!) so I suggested why don’t we take it in front of the truck with the mums and pumpkins at the entrance. So we walk to the front of the resort and goes to ask one of the valet guys to take a picture (really to take a picture of the proposal!) Dan hands me a card, and the last sentence in the card was, “there is one really important question I have to ask you” and then he got down on one knee and proposed! We had the rest of the weekend to celebrate and he also surprised me on Sunday when we got back, our families and close friends were at a restaurant waiting for us!” Go, Dan!!

Since Dan is a certified CrossFit coach, these two love to work out and stay active together. They are seriously up for anything, and that definitely showed during their session! They love a good dinner, hanging out with friends, and sometimes just hanging in drinking Irish whiskey! 🙂

JoAnn and Dan, thank you for your adventurous hearts and excitement during your session. It was a pleasure getting to document this milestone in your lives! I hope you both enjoy the wedding planning season, and remember to give yourselves time to relax and spend quality time with each other (maybe with some more whiskey!) through it all! I am so excited for your wedding in August, it is going to be such a beautiful celebration! Xoxo

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